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Diet Tips For Pets With Heart Conditions

There are several types of problems that affect the heart, thus before anything else, there is a need to consult your veterinarian to learn as much as you can about your pet’s problem so you will be able to meet the animal’s medical and nutritional needs. After a diagnosis and when your pet is under medication, your veterinarians Temecula, CA may prescribe a special diet to help manage your pet’s heart problem. In general, the diet is formulated to help maintain a healthy body weight and muscle mass, salt restriction (mild, moderate, or severe depending on the severity of the heart condition), meets all the requirements for essential nutrients to prevent nutritional deficiency, and should contain specific nutrients that may exert a positive effect on the function of the heart. Helping your pet maintain his weight within healthy limits can prevent weight loss or obesity which can have a negative effect on your pet’s existing health issue. 

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